Thank you, Mr. Berry , for a real treat last Saturday here in Jersey. I so much appreciated seeing you perform with your daughter and son and the amazing musicians you graced us with. Having them up there with you, man, you looked so proud and happy and it was something special to witness. Your performance, in my opinion, was truly top notch. You were up there before they introduced you and were ready to rock. ''For the next 30 minutes, I am going to rock you.'', you said to us with fire in your voice and you meant every word, sir. Hell, 30 minutes became one hour and then some, I believe.
Unaware was I, until the night before, that your slot was at 12:30 and so I raced up from Baltimore, MD to witness your show and had I gotten a speeding ticket, it would have been worth it. I arrived at 11:30 and was quite fortunate to get a spot right in the front row.
Truly, it was an honor to be at this show. Your family and friends being on stage with you provided the comfort for you that I feel enabled you give us a special afternoon and one that will never be forgotten. The smile and the look of pride on your face while watching your daughter perform was worth every mile of my trip alone. Your son, well, what can I say. First class gentleman, indeed. His tribute after the show was, for me, unexpected and beautiful. He was so gracious to his fellow musicians and to us, and yet, he reminded us in a very tactful way that what we had witnessed, was special and rare, outside of St Louis, and that we were privileged on Saturday as well as those who had attended the prior evening's show in New York City. Well said Mr. Berry, Jr.
Thank you, again, Mr. Berry and family and friends for your concert in New Jersey. It was a very special treat, indeed.
P.S. I was lucky to be able to take photographs and would love to share with anyone who might like to see them. That is what it's all about, after all, sharing the music and the experience.